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Teacher Strike Update (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-12

Duration: 00:02:07

Subjects: Education | TEACHERS | Public employee strikes


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Edwards, Edwin Interviewee


This segment from the October 12, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Beth Courtney reporting on the ongoing seven-week strike by teachers and school employees in St. John the Baptist Parish. Courtney reports that the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board rejected the teachers’ latest offer. This segment also includes Robyn Ekings’ interview with Governor Edwin Edwards on the strike.